Richard BROWN of Barton Regis, Co. Gloucestershire Eng, may have come over with John Pierce


Children: John

John BROWN died circa 1670 at his son's home, a smith from Pemaquid 1623; of New Harbor ME 1625, also of Damariscotta & Woolwich

Spouse:  Margaret HAYWARD married in ENG 1631 St. Augustine the Lesser, Bristol????

Children: John born circa 1635-6, died 1734, married Elizabeth __; Elizabeth; Margaret married Alexander Gould & Morris Chamblet; Francis; Mary married Richard Redding; Emme/Emma (Nem) born 1645 married Nicholas Demingwho married 2nd Sarah Paine

Elizabeth BROWN

Spouse: Richard PIERCE/PEARCE lived at Macondus ME

Children: Richard born circa 1647 died by 1734 of Marblehead married Mary ? ; John; William; Frances; George; Elizabeth; Margaret

Link to Joseph Brown Page 

 A History Of The Towns Of Bristol And Bremen In The State of Maine: Richard Pearce (Pearse Peirce) son of John Peirce of London Eng came early to this place perhaps at the same time with John Brown whose daughter Elizabeth he married. It has been conjectured that the marriage was at least contracted before they came to this country but it is only conjecture.

Gen. Dictionary ME & NH pg 115: John Brown Pemaquid, smith, whose name is a thousand times in print, chiefly because of a forged Ind deed antedated nearly a century. His earliest comtemp ment is (not 1625 but) 1 Nov 1639, the date of the Ind deed of the lower part of Woolwich to Edw Bateman and "John Brown sometime of Pemaquid." In 1664, selling out to Bateman, he was again "of Pemaquid." His s John b ab 1636, dep in 1721 that he liv at New Harbor, Pemaquid, until ab 30, when he want back 8 miles to live on land his bro-in-law Pierce had bot of the Indians (1642). One lease to his father, by Mr. Shurt and Robert Knight, had been assigned to William Bickford by 1661. Mr. Knight came over at the expiration of Mr. Shurt's 5 yr contract in 1640. We may conj how long bef 1639 John Brown came. Robert Allen back to England in 1658 dep that he had kn one John Brown of Newharbour in New Eng 17 yrs. (the earliest contemp ment of New Harbor) and had often been told by him that his father was Richard Brown of Barton Regis, co. Glouc., and that he married with Margaret, d of Francis Hayward of Briston, wayte player. The occa of this dep has not been ascert. Allen called him a mason but he is called smith in deeds here. The hundred of Barton Regis, contained four parishes, one of them Margotsfield, makes the northerly suburbs of Briston. John Brown, s of Thomas Browne of Margotsfield, was appr 20 Nov 1611 to Robert North blacksm and was duly made citizen of Bristol 12 Feb 1624[5. James Phippes, s of Wm Phippes b in Margotsfield, was apprent 1 Mar 1625-6 to John Brown of Bristol, blacksm and Joan, his wife for 8 yrs. Discrep have not been reconc but the father of Sir Wm Phips, James of Woolwich, was a gunsmith. See Cox (33). In Philip's War the Browns escaped to Boston, where the f liv with his eldest son. Conflict, untrust, dep leave us uncert whether he or his wife came back. Lists 11, 13, 121. Ch: Elizabeth m Richard Pierce. Margaret mar Alexander Gould, Morris Chamblet. John b 1635. Francis wit Ind deed 1666, sold land at New Harbor, last ment 1674. List 15. Mary m Richard Redding. Emme or Nem b 1645 m Nicholas Dennen.

Topographical pg 55: BROWN, John; Briston Gloucestershire; Pemaquid ME; Ref Banks Mss.

Pioneers ME & NH pg 83: GOULD, GOLD, Alexander or Sander, New Harbor, or Pemaquid ME with his wife Margaret, had a deed of gift of a tract of land at Broad Bay from her father John Brown of New Harbor 8 Aug 1660. Daus Margaret, Mary & Elizabeth. [Eastern claims] One of these daus married James Stilson who petitioned Andros in 1689 giving some of these facts. 26 BROWN, John, New Harbor, Pemaquid, bought of the Indian sagamore Somerset or Samoset 7/15/1625, a tract of land extending from Pemaquid Falls to the head of New Harbor, thence to the south end of Muscongus island, running into the country North and by east 25 miles, then twenty eight miles northwest and by west, then south and by west to Pemaquid. Witnessed by Matthew Newman and William Cox. Acknowledged before Abraham Shurt 7/24/1626. [Me. Hist. Coll. V, 191-5.] /P/ This deed was recorded at Charlestown MA 12/26/1720 upon request of James Stillson and Margaret Stillson. [Book of Eastern Claims.] His son John Brown, of Framingham MA deposed 2/9/1720 aged about 85 years that he lived with his father at New Harbor, near Pemaquid till he was about 30 years old, and that during that time his brother in law Richard Pearse bought land of the Indians. /P/ His dau. Margaret m. Alexander Gould, q.v.

Pioneers Maine Rivers pg 352: BROWN, John, mason; bought land from Robinhood at Woolwich with Bateman 1639; New Harbor 1654-1676; widow Margaret dau of Francis Haywood, of Briston, Eng; children Elizabeth, Emma, Francis, John born 1635, and Margaret.

New York Genealogical & Biographical Record: JOHN BROWN OF NEW HARBOR MAINE 1623 1670 AND SOME OF HIS DESCENDANTS CONTRIBUTED BY THERESA HALL BRISTOL John Brown of Pemaquid New Harbor Damariscotta and Woolwich now in Maine is distinguished only as having been the recipient of what is considered to be the first Indian deed on record He was the son of Richard Brown of Barton Regis Gloucestershire Eng and married Margaret daughter of Francis Hayward of Bristol Eng He is supposed to have come from Bristol to Pemaquid now Bristol Me as early as 1623 On July 15 1625 John Brown then of New Harbor purchased of the Sagamores Capt John Samoset and Unongoit for fifty skins a tract of land described as follows Beginning at Pemaquid Falls and so running a direct course to the head of New Harbor from thence to the south end of Muscongus Island taking in the Island and so running five and twenty miles into the country north and by east and thence eight miles northwest and by west to Pemaquid where it first began This deed was acknowledged at Pemaquid before Abraham Shurt July 24 1626 and is supposed to be the earliest Indian deed on record The History of Bristol and Bremen Maine Including the Pemaquid Settlement by John Johnston LL D 1873 gives a very full account of John Brown his possessions and some of his descendants also a detailed account of the Indian wars which depleted and scattered the early population on this part of the coast of Maine The object of this article is therefore only to bring together such genealogical material as has come to light later through other publications and to include the names of all the heirs in 1812 to John Brown's estate through the line of his granddaughter Margaret Gould Stilson Pittman and her first husband James1 Stilson The line of James4 Stilson James8 has been made as complete as possible by a personal search of New Hampshire records and is verified by Lincoln County Depositions of 1812 in possession of the Maine Historical Society and deposited in their library at Portland The names of the other children of James8 Stilson with the exception of Hannah and their descendants have been taken entirely from these depositions made at the time John Brown's descendants tried to regain the Eastern lands There seems to be some uncertainty as to the time and place of John Brown's death but it was probably about 1670 as stated in the History of Bristol and Bremen and at his son John's at Damariscotta The historian further states that John Brown's wife returned to New Harbor after the Indian War of 1676 and built a house there Children Brown i John b 1636 m Elizabeth ii Margaret m i Alexander Gould m 2 Morris Cham pett spelled Chamlet Chamblet Champney Cham less and Champrise iii Elizabeth m Richard Pierce iv Emma m Nicholas Denning The deposition of John and Richard Pierce 1729 published in the Genealogical Advertiser Vol II p 28 gives the children of Eme Brown dau of John Brown ye wife of Nicholas Denning as Agnes Doliber Eme Elwell Elizabeth Paine Nicholas Denning Mary Stevens William Denning George Denning John Brown gave the Island of Muscongus and a large tract upon the mainland to Alexander Gould the husband of his daughter Margaret as Margaret's marriage portion This was by deed dated Aug 8 1660 and she continued to live upon it long after the death of her husband Various York Deeds and Lincoln Co Depositions.

Ten Years at Pemaquid: The purchase of land of the Pemaquid Indians constitutes another important epoch in our history Prof John Johnston's history of Bristol and Bremen states that Brown probably came here direct from Bristol England and he copies a document from the records of that place relating to him dated Feb 21 1658 when Robert Allen testified that he had often told him that he was the son of Richard Brown of Barton Regis in Gloucester in England and that he married Margaret daughter of Francis Hayward of Bristol To all people whom it may concern Know ye that I Capt John Somerset and Unongoit Indian sagamores they being the proper heirs to all the lands on both sides of Muscon gus river have bargained and sold to John Brown of New Harbour this certain tract or parcell of land as followeth that is to say beginning at Pemaquid Falls and so running a direct course to the head of New Harbour from thence to the south end of Muscongus Island taking in the island and so running five and twenty miles into the country north and by east and thence eight miles northwest and by west and then turning and running south and by west to Pemaquid where first begun To all which lands above bounded the said Captain John Somerset and Unnongoit Indian sagamores have granted and made over to the above said John Brown of New Harbor in and for consideration of fifty skins to us in hand paid to our full satisfaction for the above mentioned lands and we the above said sagamores do bind ourselves and our heirs forever to defend the above said John Brown and his heirs in the quiet and peaceable possession of the above said lands In witness whereunto the said Capt John Somerset and Unnongoit have set our hands and seals this fifteenth day of July in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and twenty five CAPT JOHN SOMERSET SEAL UNNONGOIT SEAL Signed and sealed in presence of us MATTHEW NEWMAN WM Cox July 24 1626 Capt John Somerset and Unnongoit Indian Sagamores personally appeared and acknowledged this instrument to be their act and deed at Pemaquid before me ABRAHAM SHUBTE.  

The Beginnings of Colonial Maine: 1 Johnston History of Bristol and Bremen 54 55 An attested copy of this deed was recorded in York County Register August 3 1739 With reference to the authenticity of the deed those connected with the transaction offered the deposition of Simon Frost formerly deputy secretary of the province under Josiah Willard Esq in which he testified that when he was in the office he drew from one of its books called the Book of Records the aforementioned deed which was there fairly recorded and of which the deed aforesaid is a true copy and the deponent further testified that when the court house in Boston was burnt about the year 1748 he had reason to believe the said Book of Records was consumed by fire See Report of Massachusetts Commissioners to Investigate the Causes of the Difficulties in the County of Lincoln 1811 16  /P/  An early document2 in the records of Bristol England mentions this John Brown as a son of Richard Brown of Barton Regis in Gloucester England and adds that he married Margaret daughter of Francis Hay ward of Bristol It is supposed that he came to the Maine coast directly from Bristol probably in one of the fishing or trading vessels of that prosperous city He not only became the possessor of the large tract of land above mentioned but in 1639 he purchased of the Indians land at what was then known as Naquasset now Woolwich on the Kennebec a little above Bath but on the eastern side of the river and thither he removed A daughter Elizabeth married Richard Pearce 4 who in 1641 secured an Indian title to land at Muscongus a part of the same being within the bounds of Brown's purchase in 1625 the father in law being a witness to the transaction Brown sold his land at Naquasset in 1646 and returned to his eastern possessions In 1654 he was living at Damariscotta In a deposition of Benjamin Prescott of Danvers made in Salem Mass in 1765 Brown is mentioned as living during the last years of his life in Boston with his son John Brown Jr Another daughter Margaret married Sander or Alexander Gould 1 Concerning Somerset one of the Indian sagamores from whom John Brown obtained the large tract of land described in the above deed mention has already been made Unongoit is known only in connection with this transaction Abraham Shurt 2 before whom the acknowledgment of John Brown's Indian deed of land was made July 24 1626 was not on this side of the ocean when the deed was executed but came hither in 1626 and soon after his arrival took up his residence at Pemaquid where he spent the large part of his long and useful life engaged in business relations that extended to Massachusetts on one side and to Nova Scotia on the other In his participation in the acknowledgment of the above deed Shurt appended no title to his signature and probably claimed no legal authority for the service he rendered but familiar with common English forms in business transactions evidently a man of ability and integrity he was doubtless recognized as the best fitted for the service of any of the residents on the Pemaquid peninsula. 

 The New York genealogical and biographical record, Volume 51: John1 Brown the immigrant ancestor said to have been the son of Richard Brown of Barton Regis England b certainly earlier than 1614 and probably earlier than 1604, he received a deed of land from the Indians dated July 15 1625, he then being of New Harbor Maine. It is presumed that as he received this grant of land in 1625 he must have been at least 21 years old in that year which places the year of his birth at least as early as 1604. He was probably born some years earlier for in 1625 he was a married man and settled in Pemaquid having married in Bristol Eng prior to his emigration to this country and it is fair to presume that he was at least 21 years old when married. We have also the deposition of his son John2 Brown made on Feb 9 1720 when John Brown was 85 years old hence John9 Brown was born 85 years earlier than 1720 or in 1635 and assuming John1 Brown to have been at least 21 years old he was probably some years older when his son John2 Brown was born it would by positive evidence place the year of birth of John1 Brown as early as 1614 at Barton Regis Gloucestershire England d about 1670 we know from the testimony of his son John2 Brown as quoted above that he was alive in 1665 at Damariscotta Me m prior to 1623 probably as he is supposed to have come to this country a married man as early as 1623 at Bristol England to Margaret Hayward dau of Francis and ___Hayward of Bristol Eng b at Bristol Eng possibly d 1676 or later at New Harbor Me probably Res Barton Regis Eng Bristol Eng, Pemaquid, New Harbor, and Damariscotta and Woolwich Me. He is supposed subsequent to his marriage in Bristol Eng to have come over to this country arriving as early as 1623 in which year he is thought to have been settled in Pemaquid Me. On July 15 1625 he then being of New Harbor Me he received from the Indians by deed in consideration of fifty skins a large tract of land in and about Pemaquid which deed was acknowledged July 24 1626. This deed is supposed to be the first recorded Indian deed to lands in this country and granted land some 25 by 8 miles in extent. The exact date of John1 Brown's death is uncertain but we know from the deposition of his son John2 Brown that he was alive in 1665 and the historian of Bristol and Bremen Me states that it was probably about 1670 and that the place of his death was at his son John's at Damariscotta. John1 Brown's sole claim to prominence seems to rest on the fact of his having received by deed from the Indians a tract of land of some 200 square miles. The historian further states that after his death John1 Brown's widow returned to New Harbor Me after the Indian War of 1676 and built a house there. She probably d therefore after 1676. Children 4 Brown 1 son and 3 daus viz 1 John b ...1635 m Elizabeth ...? 2 Margaret m 1 Alexander Gould m 2 Morris Champett see below 3 Elizabeth m Richard Pierce 4 Emma m Nicholas Deming

Sir Charles Henry Frankland, baronet: or, Boston in the colonial times: In the summer of 1742 the town of Marblehead was authorized to erect a fortification since called Fort Sewall for the defence of its harbor against the French cruisers and 690 were appropriated for this by the government. On a visit to this place undertaken it might have been with the view of promoting this work or of transacting business pertaining to the revenues for this flourishing town had already become a port of entry, Frankland's attention was arrested by a very beantiful girl  some sixteen summers old who happened at the time to be engaged in the very ungraceful occupation of scrubbing the floor of the tavern where he stopped. Her dress was poor and scanty and her feet were destitute of slices and stockings. She was a waiting girl of all work at the village inn it might have been the Fountain House near the fort, and her wretched garb at once declared that she was of the humbler class of waiting girls. But though so meanly clad and serviely employed, the young collector instantly discovered in her form and features gleams of sparkling beanty. Her ringlets were as black and glossy as the raven, her dark eyes beamed with light and loveliness, her voice was musical birdlike, and she bore the charming name of Agnes Surriag. Frankland called her from her scrubbing kindly to him made some inquiries in relation to her parents and, perceiving that her wit was equal to her beauty, gave her a crown to buy a pair of shoes and then bore home with him as we may well suppose the image of this beautiful waiting maid of Marblehead. Visiting the town sometime afterwards perhaps in the autumn of the same year, he was surprised to find Agnes Surriage working still without shoes and stockings and to his enquiry why she had not purchased them, she replied with charming naivete I have indeed sir with the crown you gave me but I keep them to wear to meeting. The elegance, other lithe and slender form, the sprightliness of her mind, the artlessness and modesty of her ways quite entranced the heart of Franklaud and he sought and gained permission of her parents Edward and Mary Surriage, who were then poor but pious people. to remove her to Boston to be educated. On coming to town Agnes was immediately permitted to enjoy the best educational advantages which the place then afforded. She was taught reading, writing, grammar, music, dancing, embroidery, and whatever graces and accomplishments were thought requisite to form a fashionable and perfect lady. In acquiring a polite education she did not however lose the artless simplicity of her childhood nor the pious counsel of her mother and the Rev Dr Edward Holyoke her pastor at Marblehead. Thus several summers passed away Frankland attending to the duties of his office talking politics with John Overing, Charles Apthorp, or Robert Auchmuty reading the Gentleman's Magazine, the Spectator, or the Boston Evening Post, driving out to Cambridge, Salem, or Marblehead or playing whist and dominoes with Gov Shirley and his accomplished lady Frances while Agnes Surriage was steadily pursuing her studies under Peter Pelham or other instructors of that day. Among the scanty records of Frankland's life at this period I find that he gave a ring dial and a spirit level to Harvard College in 1743, and I have discovered the two following brief documents bearing his large bold signature filed away among the state papers of Massachusetts......
   Agnes Surriage was now coming into the opening bloom of womanhood and was living in the family of the accomplished baronet. She was radiant in beauty of refined and gentle manners but of ignoble birth, she had won unconsciously her benefactor's heart yet it would seem an unpardonable indignity to his proud race to bestow on her his hand. He took advantage of his high position and with many a graceful word and winning smile succeeded at length in gaining the entire ascendency over her affections. A few aged persons in Boston can well remember hearing their grand parents speak of the indignant feelings of the school companions of Agnes Surriage when it was publicly known that an improper intimacy existed between her and the baronet and although the morality of Boston had at that time been greatly vitiated by the officials of the crown such was the stern integrity of the people still that a storm of just indignation rose against an alliance unsanctioned by the holy rite of matrimony which neither wealth, nor noble name, nor official power, nor courtly manners could allay and therefore the young collector resolved to seek a residence for himself, Agnes and his retainers in the seclusion of the country ..........To this beautiful retreat Frankland retired in the summer of 1712 with Agnes Surriage and a natural son named Henry Cromwell then about twelve years of age. Here it seems from tradition and from what I have been able to glean from the records of those days, they spout the time in directing the affairs of the plantation upon which not less than a dozen slaves were employed, in deer and fox hunting, in angling for the speckled trout in Cold Spring brook, in reading the works of Richardson, Steele, Swift, Addison and Pope, in cultivating flowers and music of which Agnes was passionately fond in entertaining the Wilsons, Valentines, and Joneses of Hopkinton the A__?s, Brinleys, Overings, and Stoddards of Boston in those various sports pleasures pastimes and festivities for which the house of a wealthy English baronet of that period was celebrated. ..........It became necessary the ensuing year 1754 that Franklancl should visit England and the last record of him previous to his departure is an acknowledgment of a contribution of 45 sterling April 23 for King's Chapel which was now nearly completed and which was opened by a sermon by Rev Henry Caucr the following August. He was called home to carry on a suit at law in which the will of the late Sir Thomas Frankland bequeathing his whole estate at Thirkelby to his lady was contested. Leaving therefore the custom house in charge of Mr William Sheafte as deputy collecto, he embarked with Agnes Surriage for London where he arrived early in the summer and attempted to introduce her into the circle of his distinguished relatives one of whom had just married Thomas May 15 Pelham 1st Earl of Chichester. In spite however of his solicitations on her behalfm his fair ward was treated with justly deserved disdain by his proud family and the trials and mortifications to which she was then subjected were among the most painful experiences of her eventful life, She keenly felt the ignominy of her false position nor could the assiduous attention of her soidisant protector alleviate her misery, Her mother's humble cottage among the rocks of Marblehead would have been far more pleasant than the costly halls of the Franklands where cold civilities informed her constantly that she was an unwelcome guest. .......... Having settled his affairs in England the barronet made in company with his fair protege the customary tour of Europe and came at the close of this or the beginning of the next year to reside either for the sake of health or for the transaction of some business for the English government at Lisbon in the kingdom of Portugal. This country had been for many years in alliance with Great Britain and was now under King Joseph the First reaping rich harvests of gold from its Brazilian possessions in America. Lisbon the capital was increasing rapidly in wealth and splendor and had already become a kind of commercial rendezvous for the English merchants. They had established a large factory here and the city was teeming with Englishmen who had come hither for the purposes of trade or health or pleasure. Dr Philip Doddridge had closed his valuable life here in 1751 Maj Frederick Frankland a near relative of Sir Charles died here in 1752, the eloquent George Whitfield visited the city in 1754, and Henry Field 1754 being the great English novelist breathed his last in this voluptuous capital which he admirably describes a little prior to the arrival of the party whose singular and eventful course I am attempting to delineate. Lisbon was at this period full of life and gaiety money was abundant public entertainments and receptions of the great were frequent and splendid and the opera was said to be the finest in Europe. The young king and his court were popular with the people and the pomp and ceremony at the papal hierarchy was never more imposing. To this sensuous and dissolute city, Sir Charles Henry Frankland introduced the beautiful Agnes and entered not however without some misgivings upon the gay round of fashionable life. He hired and furnished a house adopted as his means now warranted a courtly style of living and although a communicant of the church of England allowed himself to be guided more and more by the light superficial and convenient philosophy of Montaigne Rochefoucant, Bolingbroke, and Chesterfield until what may be termed the catastrophe and turning point of his life occurred.,,........
   Frankland had returned to Lisbon and had gone out upon the morning of the fatal day in his court dress to witness the celebration of high mass he was riding with a lady and happened to be passing at about 40 minutes past ten o clock the house of Francesco de Ribeiro when suddenly the earth begins to rise and sink like a wave at sea, the walls of contiguous buildings totter bend and break over him involving horses carriage and its occupants in the ruins. The horses are killed instantly and such is the agony of his companion that she bites entirely through the sleeve of his red broad cloth coat and tears a piece of flesh out of his arm. Entombed beneath amass of broken timber, rocks, and lime and in immediate expectation of a most appalling death. Franklaud begs for mercy and his sins which are not a few come rushing with most terrible distinctness into memory and just on the brink of the eternal world he makes a solemn vow to God if he will show him pity to lead henceforth a better life and especially to atone for wrongs done Agnes Surriage by making her his lawful wedded wife. Meanwhile she herself sets out in earnest search for him and making her way along the narrow streets now filled with the smouldering ruins, she fortunately comes to the very spot where he lies buried. She hears the smothered accents of his well known voice, she holds out large rewards to men for his recovery, and in the course of an hour or so succeeds in rescuing him from the horrors of his living tomb. He is carried into a house near by, his wounds are dressed, and after a little he is removed to Belem. Here faithful to his vow he leads his fair deliverer and may we not well suppose pose with tears of gratitude to the hymeneal altar. The rite is solemnized of necessity by a Romish priest and Agnes Surriage rises through the ruins of a city and her own to take the honored name of Lady Agnes Frankland ..........The house in which Frankland resided was destroyed, slight shocks of the earthquake continued to occur and he therefore seized the first opportunity to embark with his lady for England. In order to make his marriage doubly sure, he had the ceremony again performed on board the ship by a clergyman of his own church. On his arrival he introduced the lady Agnes to his mother who received her cordially as a daughter who had doubly saved her son and the other members of the family recognizing her rank her beauty and her elegant manners made up as it were for past neglect by generous welcome and by many special tokens of esteem. It certainly was a triumph and a fortune such as this world seldom witnesses that the daughter of a poor fisherman of Marblehead should come by such strange circumstances to move in the aristocratic circles of the Franklands, Pelhams, Scarboroughs, Pitts, and Walpoles which at that period exercised such influence over the destinies of the most powerful empire in the world..........Frankland arrived at Boston in the summer of this year and introduced to his compeers the lovely and accomplished but once contemned and slighted Agnes Surriage as Lady Frankland who was at once recognized as a star of the first magnitude in the polished circles of the town.
    The four principal claims were the Brown, the Drowne, the Tappan, and the Lincoln academy rights. The Brown claim covers most of the town of Bristol, all of Nobleborough and Jefferson, and a part of Newcastle. The Drowne and Tappan claims embrace nearly the same land. The Drowne right is founded on a patent from the King of England to Robert Alsworth and Gyles Elbridge of Bristol Eng dated Feb 2 1631 that is nearly six years after the date of the Brown deed from the Indians who were the owners in fee simple of the territory. Richard Pierce the father of Mrs Edward Surriage lived at Miscongug but afterwards bought land of the Indians about 8 miles above his father in law's plantation at New Harbor on which he settled and lived in a garrison house. Her brother John a baker who brought the family away from the perils of that early settlement was living at Marblehead in 1764 then over 70 years of age. The following proprietors of Pemnquid met at the Orange Tree Tavern Boston Aug 31 1743 Habijah Savage, Joshua Winslow, Jonas Clarke, Thomas Rusk, Joseph Fitch, and Sliem Drowne, Pemaquid Point. At the close of the year 1745 Frankland purchased of the mother of Agnes for the sum of 50 lawful money her right and title to one seventh part of a vast tract of land in Maine which had fallen to her on the decease of her father Richard Pierce of New Harbor. Mrs Surriage was then a widow, she was poor but she was descended from the celebrated John Brown who settled at Pemaquid now Bristol but a few years after the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth and who purchased of the two Indian sagamores Captain John Samoset and TJnuongoit July 15 1625 that territory in Lincoln county Me known as the Brown Right respecting which there has been such long and bitter controversies. It appears that Richard Pierce married a daughter of John Brown and purchased land of the Indians about eight miles above his father in law's plantation at New Harbor living thereon until the time of King Phillip's war when John Pierce, a brother of Mrs Surriage, obtained a vessel and removed the whole family to Marblehead. The fort at Pemaquid was destroyed by the Indians in 1696 and the plantations so broken up that the land had become of very little value yet the number of claimants to a title in it was continually increasing. The paper conveying Mrs Surriage's right in this property to Frankland I have found among the Suffolk county deeds. It bears date Dec 19 1745 and describes the estate as follows- A tract of Maine lands and islands lying and being at a place called Miscongus in that part of New England that lyes between Kennebeck River and River St Croix said tract extending from Pemaquid Falls eastward and northward as far as the utmost limits contained in the original Sachem's deeds of said lands made to my grand father John Brown and father Richard Pierce both deceased which lye at Somerset Cove Broad Bay Round Pond New Harbour or any other place or places whatever comprehended within the limits of the aforesaid deeds being one seventh part of all said tract as described and bounded therein as of right descended to me as one of the heirs at law to the said John Brown and Richard Pierce. Signed in presence of Peter Brazier and Nathl Betlmne Boston.The original deed having been burned in the court house at Boston a few years later and the patent of John Pierce who was associated with Brown in the original settlement being lost, it was found after awhile that several claims covered the same territory and thus the rights and titles became more and more involved and complicated until settled by an act of legislature in 1811. Mrs Surriage was doubtless entitled to a seventh part of her father's estate but whether Frankland ever realized any thing from his purchase I have not been able to determine. He probably bought the land for the sake of aiding gracefully the widowed mother of his favorite ward

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